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Father of Washington school shooter arrested on gun charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:37
SEATTLE (AP) — The father of a Washington state high school student who killed four classmates and himself last fall was arrested Tuesday on a federal charge that he was barred from possessing the gun his son used in the shooting.

Scion youth looks to sedan, hatchback to revive sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:18

This undated photo provided by Scion shows the Scion iM. Toyota is turning to a sporty hatchback and a low-cost sedan to restore some hipness and sales to its youth-oriented Scion brand. (AP Photo/Scion)NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota is turning to a sporty hatchback and a low-cost sedan to restore some hipness — and sales — to its youth-oriented Scion brand.


Police: 2 bodies mutilated by chainsaw discovered by juvenile inside Lower Moreland home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:07

Friends, neighbors ID Lower Moreland couple found mutilated by chainsaw in homePolice are investigating a grisly discovery at a home in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County where the bodies of a husband and wife were found Tuesday afternoon.


Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:55

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, an Egyptian soccer fan of Al-Ahly club displays scales to fans celebrating a court verdict that returned 21 death penalties in the previous year's soccer violence against their supporters in Port Said, inside the club premises in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced in 2014, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report of executions and countries’ use of the death penalty, released on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ramadan, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty.


Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:50

In this March 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston. Prosecutors rested their case against Tsarnaev on Monday, March 30, 2015, after jurors saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.


Tentative special election date for ex-US Rep. Schock's seat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:49
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday scheduled a special election for this summer to fill the vacancy caused by U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's resignation, but he acknowledged the date likely would be pushed back to comply with federal voting law.

Bullet prompts partial evacuation, delays at Alaska airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:45
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Juneau, Alaska, airport was partially evacuated after a bullet was found on a passenger ramp before a flight.

Brown grad student dies after jumping off campus building

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:41
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Brown University graduate student from South Korea has died after jumping from the 12th floor of a campus building.

Christie spars with teacher at New Jersey town hall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:20

In this March 24, 2015, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie calls on an audience member to ask a question during a town hall meeting at the Hanover Township Community Center in Whippany, N.J. Christie’s move to privatize the state’s lottery’s operations has made the system more inefficient and costly _ all while financially benefiting lobbyists and public relations firms close to the governor, The Associated Press has found. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got into a heated exchange over pensions with a public school teacher at a town hall meeting Tuesday that was marked by frequent outbursts from protesters.


Man, 20, charged with misdemeanor in St. Louis train attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:16
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old man was charged Tuesday with assaulting a St. Louis light-rail commuter who reported he was attacked after being asked about last summer's police shooting death of Michael Brown and the ensuing racial unrest in nearby Ferguson.

Girlfriend charged with murder in off-duty officer's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:12
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — The girlfriend of an off-duty police officer has been charged with shooting him to death inside his home after she originally contended it happened accidentally when she removed a gun from their dog's mouth, authorities said.

Health providers' stand could invite other execution methods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:02

FILE - This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the State of Texas execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas. A leading association for pharmacists on Monday has approved a proposal declaring that participation in lethal injection executions by compounding pharmacies would be a violation of core pharmacy values. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings.


Airplane strikes car during emergency landing in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:52

This photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, shows a car following a collision with an aircraft near Hawley, Minn., Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The small aircraft collided with the car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. (AP Photo/Minnesota Department of Public Safety)HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) — A small airplane has collided with a car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. No injuries were reported.


Nurse imprisoned in Ohio malnutrition death has new charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:38
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A nurse serving a 10-year prison sentence in the malnutrition death of an Ohio teenager with cerebral palsy has been charged with health care fraud.

Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:33

Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, center, cheers with protesters outside of the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, March 30, 2015. A House committee earlier Monday advanced an amended version of a bill that opponents say allows discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state's new religious-freedom law later this week, while Arkansas legislators passed a similar measure, despite criticism that it is a thinly disguised attempt to permit discrimination against gays.


Wal-Mart urges Arkansas governor to veto religion bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:30
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Retail giant Wal-Mart says Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson should veto a religious-objection bill that critics say would open the door to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Agency affirms revised review of Chukchi Sea petroleum lease

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:27
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Department of Interior said Tuesday that it has affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought in $2.7 billion for the federal government.

New trial for man convicted of killing wife's grandma in '87

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:22
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 killing of his wife's 88-year-old grandmother — a conviction protested by high-profile supporters including writers Arthur Miller and William Styron.

California man allegedly carved name into girlfriend's chest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:19

California man allegedly carved name into girlfriend's chestA Santa Ana, California man allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend and carved his first name into her chest with a razor blade, police say.


Car drives into Philadelphia nail salon; 1 killed, 3 injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:17
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A car has crashed into a northeast Philadelphia nail salon, killing a customer and injuring three other people.